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RE: Bad News on IE6 XML Support
- From: "Christopher R. Maden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 04:46:04 -0700
At 04:32 9-09-2001, Stuart Naylor wrote:
>Reading through this I guess the main thread of the story is pro MS v pro
>Personally I don't really give a damn as long as we don't get what we have
>Various browsers can accept HTML with errors and have AI to provide the
>missing gaps. The main problem of this is that the error processing changes
>from one dev house to another. This I believe contributes greatly to what I
>call NTSIAB (Never the same in another browser).
>I dislike the idea intensely of any deviation from set standards as HTML was
>a perfectly good mark-up until it was bastardised in a war of vendor
>I can see a major reason why a non well formed XML should return errors
>though. In respect to presenting data and URL data access then if the
>document is 'non well formed' maybe it would be better to crash out rather
>than to continue on regardless.
You may remember the dark days of 1995 when, "Well, it works on my
browser!" was a typical Web "designer's" response to problem
reports. Netscape and Microsoft both claimed to be tired of playing this
game, where a bug on one system had to be faithfully duplicated on the
other, so that "working" documents would continue to work. XML was
expressly designed to fail if non-compliant so that everyone would know
that the document was bad.
Oh, well. It was a nice thought, and it was fun while it lasted.
Christopher R. Maden, Principal Consultant, HMM Consulting Int'l, Inc.
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